Excerpts from ‘Letter to Gaza’ by Mazin Qumsiyeh, 23.10.23

Excerpts from ‘Letter to Gaza’ by Mazin Qumsiyeh, 23.10.23

Dear fellow Palestinians

[…] We can’t imagine the terror faced by all 2.4 million of you.  […] We are all so ashamed and feel we let you down. We worked hard to get the world community to listen. Some of … Read more

Celebrating Hernán Rodas - Master of Design in Latin America for 2023

Celebrating Hernán Rodas – Master of Design in Latin America for 2023

The first laureate of the Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation and the one who possibly remains today most emblematic of its spirit of community solidarity is Padre Hernán Rodas Martinez, of Ecuador. Hernán’s experience, characteristics and capacities are truly exceptional… … Read more

Kanan's ambitious challenge in Yucatan, Mexico: how to deal with internal conflicts in uninformed and polarised communities?

Kanan’s ambitious challenge in Yucatan, Mexico: how to deal with internal conflicts in uninformed and polarised communities?

Kanan Derechos Humanos (in short Kanan) is a non-governmental organisation based in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is founded and run by young human rights defenders as a response to the vortex of threats to territory and communities on … Read more

Dang Dinh Bach : a splendid example of community solidarity and a sad tale of injustice waiting to be redressed in Vietnam

Dang Dinh Bach : a splendid example of community solidarity and a sad tale of injustice waiting to be redressed in Vietnam

Dang Dinh Bach is the former director of the Law and Policy of Sustainable Development Research Center (LPSD), an institute he cofounded in 2007 to actively contribute to sustainable development in Vietnam. Based in Hanoi, LPSD worked closely with the … Read more

The Cherán K'eri Indigenous Community : a charismatic symbol of local autonomy

The Cherán K’eri Indigenous Community : a charismatic symbol of local autonomy

The Indigenous Community of Cherán K’eri has succeeded in reclaiming control of its territory and embarked on a long journey to recover its cultural heritage, traditions, and language. In the process it expelled the national political parties to establish a … Read more

Building a Life Plan to strengthen the community environmental governance of the ancestral marine and coastal municipality of Puerto Cabuyal (Ecuador)

Building a Life Plan to strengthen the community environmental governance of the ancestral marine and coastal municipality of Puerto Cabuyal (Ecuador)

This initiative promotes the self-strengthening of the coastal and marine territory of life of a small municipality – the Comuna de Puerto Cabuyal (CPC) – in the parish of Canoa, canton San Vicente, province of Manabí, Ecuador.  This is an … Read more

The Guardias Indígenas of COSHICOX protect their territories of life against 'colonial invasions' of Mennonites in the Peruvian Amazon

The Guardias Indígenas of COSHICOX protect their territories of life against ‘colonial invasions’ of Mennonites in the Peruvian Amazon

For several years, the system of Guardias Indígenas of the Shipibo-Conibo communities (COSHICOX) in the Peruvian Amazon has been monitoring, carrying out surveillance and resisting the growing threats to the local communities. The communities have been invaded by commercial fishermen, … Read more

Engaging participatory action research to strengthen a network of mutual solidarity towards mediation and peace in Gulu, Uganda

Engaging participatory action research to strengthen a network of mutual solidarity towards mediation and peace in Gulu, Uganda

In Uganda, violations of women’s rights are frequent, particularly in the post-conflict context of the north of the country, where cases of physical and psychological violence are rooted in negative cultural practices and sexist stereotypes. Some of the most affected … Read more

Strengthening four communities in the Petén region of northern Guatemala, and facilitating their mutual solidarity in governing their territories of life

Strengthening four communities in the Petén region of northern Guatemala, and facilitating their mutual solidarity in governing their territories of life

The Asociación Solidaria de Acción y Propuesta de Petén (ASAPP) is a civil association formed in 2006 by members of different municipalities in the department of Petén with the aim of confronting the expansion of oil palm agribusiness, drug trafficking … Read more

Steps towards an Africa Forum for Development-Induced Displacements

Steps towards an Africa Forum for Development-Induced Displacements

Efforts to form an Africa Forum for Development-Induced Displacements (AfDiD) are being pursued by the Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR).  A steering committee comprising members from Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Tanzania has been created and has drafted a … Read more

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